Employers' Liability Claims

This 50-minute video considers a key development in employers' liability claims for personal injury - the coming into force of s.69 of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013, which amends s.47 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

The reform abolishes the cause of action for breach of health and safety regulations - often referred to as the 'six pack' regulations. This radically alters the way in which personal injury lawyers can bring and defend cases.

Through discussion, Charles and Gemma examine the changes and why they are so important to personal injury practitioners. They also use example cases to consider how those might have been decided differently now that the changes have come into effect.

Topics:

  • Key implications of the reform
  • Potential ways around the changes
  • Why the regulations remain important
  • Tactics for using the new legislation to your advantage

Cases referred to:

  • Willock v Corus UK Ltd
  • Hide v Steeplechase Co (Cheltenham) Ltd
  • Stark v Post Office
  • Ward v Tesco Stores Ltd
  • Davie v New Merton Board Mills Ltd
  • Boyle v Kodak

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Date:Published Thursday 19 June 2014
Duration:0.75 hours
CPD hours:1 hour
 
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